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Daryl Francis
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I hived this swarm a couple days ago. It was outside of my reach; probably 15' off the ground. At the beginning of this AutoAwesome compilation G+ produced from my footage you can see the orange cordage with a weight tied to the end of it I used to throw over the limb and pull it down to where I could reach it. Hived it and took it home after the Sun set. 

My son and I checked on this hive in our apiary last evening. Bees were coming and going from the little front entrance. I will transfer these foundationless frames out of the cardboard nuc into a regular hive body this weekend. Then we will enjoy observing this wild swarm for behavior that we might want to raise queens from. 
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Nice work! Great creativity. Like you said, "use what you have." It doesn't have to be complicated or expensive.
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Loved the footage of your little guy! The rest was much enjoyed too. 
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Thanks man
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I noticed some commenting on the video quality being great. I agree! Very useful info too. Thanks, MP.
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I had to share this. It was fascinating to me. Might end up giving a whole new purpose to "taking a walk in the woods." I'm eager to learn more. Will watch Part 2 next! 
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Awesome!
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I hived this swarm a couple days ago. It was outside of my reach; probably 15' off the ground. At the beginning of this AutoAwesome compilation G+ produced from my footage you can see the orange cordage with a weight tied to the end of it I used to throw over the limb and pull it down to where I could reach it. Hived it and took it home after the Sun set. 

My son and I checked on this hive in our apiary last evening. Bees were coming and going from the little front entrance. I will transfer these foundationless frames out of the cardboard nuc into a regular hive body this weekend. Then we will enjoy observing this wild swarm for behavior that we might want to raise queens from. 
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I don't even know what most of this means, but it certainly looks crazy :)
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Super idea! Looks like fun with old school hand tools too. 
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cool looking, but doesn't seem like it would be effective against humans or animals.
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Unreal. Can't watch this without being compelled to share it!
 
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Thanks Daryl! That was very entertaining!
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Wow! Nice photo of one of my favorite bridges!
 
Charleston in the Morning

A sunrise flight over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
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I like this illustration. It's just sensible to do some digging before blindly assuming what you see is what you get. This is true of just about everything in life. 
 
Share this please! *Please encircles the side! And she shares!* http://goo.gl/Kv9g2
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I'm a husband, father, beekeeper, woodworker. I love vintage tools and machines. 
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